Literary agents represent authors to publishers. They negotiate contract details and provide representation if any part of the book is illegally reproduced.
Literary agents are selective about who they will represent, and it is usually helpful for an author to be referred by people who work in or are familiar with the publishing industry. Typically, agents only accept a few new clients each year. **Please note that as the ACP does not publish books or represents authors, we are unable to refer any prospective writers to literary agents.**
Please see the listings below for contact information for several literary agents/agencies in Canada.
Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency
Carolyn Swayze, Principal Agent
Integral Artists Inc.
196 West 3rd Ave., #102
Submission guidelines: Query prior to submitting manuscripts.
Seventh Avenue Literary Agency Inc.
Lucas Talent Inc.
Rick Broadhead & Associates
Interests: Non fiction, including history, politics, business, natural history/environment, national security/intelligence, current affairs, biography, science, pop culture, pop science, relationships, self-help, health, medicine, military history, and humor.
The Bukowski Agency
Interests: Non-fiction as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction.
CookeMcDermid Literary Management
Interests: literary and commercial fiction (including science fiction, fantasy and crime); narrative-driven nonfiction (specifically in the areas of health and well-being, popular culture, science, history, politics, natural history and personal reference); mind/body/spirit resources; and middle-grade and young adult books.
Arnold Gosewich, Literary Agent and Book Publishing Consultant
Interests: Non-fiction in all adult categories, young adult novels.
Helen Heller Agency
Interests: Adult fiction and non-fiction (excluding children’s literature, screenplays, or genre fiction).
i2i Art Inc.
Interests: Representation for illustrators working for the publishing industry.
Kelly Consulting Agency
Interests: Adult and children’s nonfiction; current affairs, social responsibilities, justice, health, wealth, wisdom, environmental issues, humour, biography, pop culture, relationships, and spirituality.
Bella Pomer Agency Inc.
The Rights Factory
Box 499, Stn C
Beverly Slopen Literary Agency
Interests: Fiction and non-fiction. Tends not to handle illustrated or children’s manuscripts or genre fiction (fantasy, horror, romance). No poetry.
Transatlantic Literary Agency (TLA)
Interests: Children’s literature and adult literature.
Westwood Creative Artists Ltd.
Carolyn Forde, Literary Agent and International Rights Director
Interests: Representation for fiction, non-fiction, film and TV. No unsolicited manuscripts.
P.S. Literary Agency
2010 Winston Park Drive, 2nd Floor
Interests: Fiction and Non-fiction
Willenfield Literary Agency
207 Bank Street, Suite 457
Interests: literary fiction (contemporary literary fiction and international literary fiction); literary nonfiction (including narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoir, biography, literary journalism, nature and science writing, food writing, and travel writing); general nonfiction (including history, contemporary issues, political and social thought, literary criticism, cultural history, economics, the environment, sociology, public policy, religion, philosophy, gender and sexuality, indigenous issues, urban issues, art, architecture and design, film, science, technology, health and medicine, and psychology).
Robert Lecker Agency Inc.
Agence Littéraire Laëns
Interests : Fiction and non-fiction. No theatre, no poetry
Prince Edward Island
Radici Translation and Wordcraft Ltd.Dr.
Giulia De Gasperi, CEO
Translation and Wordcraft specializes in translation proposals of Canadian and Italian literary works.
Interests: Every genre is considered. Query before submitting.